Sprinkle: Turn The Other Cheek

to “turn the other cheek”
when walking in the Garden
is respect for Life & Love
as is it to be gentle…

yet, is there a requirement
to do so
when another
is harmed?

if we be all
as flowers & weeds in the field
some survive, some not
what is the key?

Spirit, Honesty, Respect, Purity
then Wisdom comes
opens eyes to see, heart to accept
a Gracious Gift bestowed

will we choose
this Holy Gift
to accept or reject
remember or forget?

submit will I
that One is Life
Beauty and Light
removes all blight

choose freely
for that too is Life
boundless and free
for me and for thee…

always with Love,
M

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4 Responses to Sprinkle: Turn The Other Cheek

  1. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Matthew 5:44 KJV)

    Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness… (Psalm 112:4 KJV)

    Bless them which persecute you: bless , and curse not(…) Recompense to no man evil for evil(…) If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men(…) Avenge not yourselves(…) For it is written , Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord(…) Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:14-21 KJV)

    It’s been my own experience that the guilty heart is led to repentance only when the undeserving but relentless love of Christ is revealed within that heart, when His forgiveness is understood — as unworthy of it as we all are.

    In my life, it has never been the case that evil is triumphed by its equal. I have felt the pleasure of matching rage for rage, fury to fury, and I have have only known these to be followed by a greater sorrow.

    Not only is the first evil satisfied at being met with evil, but the good is swallowed up and ruined in doing so.

    You know what I mean.

    The precursor to transformation is revelation. Revelation, as in a deep breakthrough in understanding. Not revelation as in Armageddon. That’ll be God’s call, not mine.

    It can be so tempting to shrink ourselves for the occasion when we are crossed by another’s lack of love or acceptance or compassion or maturity. But we are only reduced to size when we indulge it.. And afterwards, we are left with only the emptiness of feeling shallow and dismissed afterwards. Even when vengeance accomplishes something in our favor, it is seldom lasting and never grows our inner man. In the moment, it takes supreme awareness of Christ’s love to remain “above” the temptation.. But if we can hold fast to the Truth, the outcome is a far greater reward than any fleeting sense of accomplishment we feel by stooping to another’s level.

    Great wavelength! You have a knack for these things.

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    • thank you…
      well said… and yes, it is only by acting in Love (the “good”) that we can live in Love… for once we step out of Love, for whatever reason, well, there we are…
      yet the beauty of God’s Love is such that we can always (well almost) return once we realize we’ve lost our way or stepped away…

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      • I liked it as “always”. The “almost” changes what you’re saying, I think.. Maybe I’m missing your point there, but there is nothing we can do to disqualify ourselves from receiving His love.. In fact, His love is sometimes the only thing that will truly redeem us, and remind us where to start again, remind us where we got off track… Just a thought πŸ™‚

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        • Well yes, I agree… but I try to be as truthful as I can and said “well, almost” because of Matthew 12:32… though I do not understand this fully, I figure it means there is a point of no return… πŸ™‚

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